Handmade Christmas tags and ornaments!

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The time of year for wrapping Christmas gifts is here!  I like to buy inexpensive gift bags and boxes throughout the year so they’re ready to decorate with printable labels and tags.  And the Christmas tags and ornaments printables at the end of this post are perfect for making plain packages special!Christmas tags and ornaments

May your days be merry and bright is one of my favorite sayings so I used it as the focus for this collection, along with black and white (another favorite) and accents of red and green.  The printables include a sheet of Merry & Bright designs that can be printed on full sheet adhesive labels, card stock or paper and added to gift bags as shown.

And the mini stockings printables can serve double duty as Christmas ornaments or gift tags!

Christmas tags and ornaments

To make the Christmas ornaments I printed the mini stockings onto PhotoFabric sheets I purchased at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft store.  The sheets are paper backed fabric made for use with all inkjet printers.  The fabric is 100% cotton twill and soft to the touch.  And as the package says-just print, peel off the back and sew!  The fabric can be hand washed too.

I bought a package of 5 sheets and with a 50% off coupon the sheets cost about $1 apiece.  Place a sheet in your inkjet printer just as you would paper and print!  The absorbency of ink on the fabric may vary the colors a bit from how they appear when printed on paper.

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After printing the mini stockings design onto the PhotoFabric, I cut out a piece of white fabric the same shape as the stocking.  At this point you can stitch the two pieces together-right sides out.

If you don’t sew, a quick stitching alternative is a product called Liquid Stitch.  Place a bead of the glue on the edges you wish to bond and press together.  When it dries it holds securely, especially for light weight stocking fillers as shown here!

To make a handle for hanging the stockings on the tree, I cut a chenille stem in half and bent it into a U shape and secured the ends inside the stocking with a little glue.  Ribbon would work too!

Christmas tags and ornaments

Hang your stockings on your tree filled with mini candy canes, tiny gifts or wrapped candies.  One PhotoFabric sheet will make six different stockings, so I made these for about 20 cents apiece!

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I also printed the stockings on white card stock to use as coordinating gift tags for the Merry & Bright labels.  Just punch a hole and attach the tags with chenille, wired tinsel or ribbon.  It’s a wrap!

To see more designs and ideas for PhotoFabric check out the handmade Christmas stockings post!

And may your days be very merry & bright!

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